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In ''[[EP247|Outrageous Fortunes]]'', Misty challenged another trainer named [[Delaney]] whose main Pokémon was Poliwrath. After seeing it in action, [[Team Rocket]] tricked Delaney into giving his Poliwrath to them.
 
In ''[[EP247|Outrageous Fortunes]]'', Misty challenged another trainer named [[Delaney]] whose main Pokémon was Poliwrath. After seeing it in action, [[Team Rocket]] tricked Delaney into giving his Poliwrath to them.
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==In the Pokémon Special manga==
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Poliwrath debuts in ''[[PS011|Buzz Off, Electabuzz!]]'' when [[Red (Special)|Red]]'s ''Nyoro'' evolves into one to save its trainer from drowning. It's a muscular Pokémon who sends its enemies flying with {{m|Seismic Toss}}.
   
 
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Revision as of 14:51, 19 July 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Poliwhirl
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Abra 000
Poliwrath
ニョロボン Nyorobon
#062
062Poliwrath.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water Fighting
Category
Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#062
Johto
#074
Hoenn
#249
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4′03″
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
119.0 lbs.
Imperial
54.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F062.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 185 Battle Exp.: 1851*

Poliwrath (Japanese: ニョロボン Nyorobon) is a Water/Fighting-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Poliwrath live in small freshwater ponds and lakes, usually ones that have an abundance of lily pads.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Poliwrath's first non-cameo appearance was in Charizard Chills. An expert trainer named Ted had one and it encased Ash's Charizard when Ash challenged him. Charizard managed to defeat the Poliwrath in a rematch.

In Hook, Line and Stinker, Andreas in a Seaking Catching contest owned a Poliwrath.

Chuck used a Poliwrath against Ash in his Gym Battle in Machoke, Machoke Man.

In Outrageous Fortunes, Misty challenged another trainer named Delaney whose main Pokémon was Poliwrath. After seeing it in action, Team Rocket tricked Delaney into giving his Poliwrath to them.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

Poliwrath debuts in Buzz Off, Electabuzz! when Red's Nyoro evolves into one to save its trainer from drowning. It's a muscular Pokémon who sends its enemies flying with Seismic Toss.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Blue
Yellow Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.
Stadium A strong swimmer, it is faster than a human champ in an individual medley. It can go far and fast with minimal breathing.
Generation II
Gold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Silver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Crystal It can use its well-developed arms and legs to run on the surface of the water for a split second.
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
Sapphire Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
Emerald Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
FireRed An adept swimmer, it knows the front crawl, butterfly, and more. It is faster than the best human swimmers.
LeafGreen A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Generation IV
Diamond With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Pearl With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve from Poliwhirl
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve from Poliwhirl
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve from Poliwhirl
Crystal
None Evolve from Poliwhirl
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve from Poliwhirl
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Snagged from Cipher Admin Gorigan in Citadark Isle
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve from Poliwhirl
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei Endless Level 9
Forever Level 58
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Poliwhirl
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Panula Cave

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 70.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Note: if Poliwrath has Water Absorb, the effectiveness of Water attacks will be 0.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
35   Submission Submission  
43       Dynamicpunch
51   Mind Reader Mind Reader  
53       Mind Reader

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02   Headbutt    
TM03   Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM05 Mega Kick      
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07     Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash Bulk Up Bulk Up
TM09 Take Down      
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Bubblebeam      
TM12 Water Gun      
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM16   Icy Wind    
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss      
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Fissure Return Return Return
TM28     Dig Dig
TM29 Psychic Psychic Psychic Psychic
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Bide Swagger    
TM35 Metronome Sleep Talk    
TM39     Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl    
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43   Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Psywave Thief Thief Thief
TM50 Substitute  
TM52       Focus Blast
TM56       Fling
TM58       Endure
TM66       Payback
TM68       Giga Impact
TM78       Captivate
TM80       Rock Slide
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM84       Poison Jab
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06   Whirlpool Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM07   Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08     Dive Rock Climb

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Poliwrath knows Shadow Rush, Shadow Sky and Shadow Storm as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Helping Hand after being purified.

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the intestines of tadpoles can sometimes be seen through their transparent skin.

Name origin

Poliwrath's name appears to be a combination of polliwog and wrath, meaning anger. Its Japanese name may come in part from ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro, the sound of slithering.

In other languages

  • German: Quappo
  • French: Tartard - This name could come from tartarin meaning braggart, as well as têtard for tadpole.
  • Korean: 강챙이 Gangchaengi

External links

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